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Thursday, Sept. 29, 2016

New batting coach

Caribbean: The West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) has appointed former Middlesex and Sussex batsman Toby Radford as batting coach for the United Arab Emirates (UAE) tour. Comment

Sunday, Sept. 25, 2016

Gayle reconsiders playing Test cricket

Caribbean: Hard-hitting Twenty20 opener Chris Gayle wants to return to Test cricket and is currently holding talks with the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) to be included in any future Test team. Comment

Saturday, Sept. 24, 2016

Bolt sets sight on sports clinic

Jamaica: Olympic legend Usain Bolt has announced that he plans to open a sports clinic in Jamaica after retiring from the sport of track and field. Comment

Wednesday, Sept. 21, 2016

Cricket audit needed

Sports: Six former West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) officials are calling on CARICOM to conduct a forensic audit of the board to save West Indies cricket from a “total collapse.” Comment

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Sunday, Sept. 18, 2016

WICB fires senior coach

Sports: West Indies head coach, Phil Simmons has been fired by the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB). Comment

Saturday, Sept. 17, 2016

Grenada’s PM condems Coach Simmons’ firing

Grenada: Disappointingly once again, and to the detriment of West Indies cricket, I have noted the bizarre action of the West Indies Cricket Board to fire coach Phillip Simmons, just over a year and a half after his initial appointment, and just two days before the team leaves the region on a tough assignment. Comment

Friday, Sept. 16, 2016

Jamaica, Haiti booted out

Jamaica: Jamaica and Haiti were booted out from World Cup contention after losses in their penultimate matches of CONCACAF qualifying at separate venues recently. Comment

Tuesday, Sept. 13, 2016

ALTIDORE SCORES TWICE

Sports: JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) – Jozy Altidore made U.S. history. So did Christian Pulisic. Altidore scored twice in a three-minute span of the second half, Sacha Kljestan and Paul Arriola had goals and the United States beat Trinidad and Tobago 4-0 on Tuesday night to reach the final round of qualifying for the 2018 World Cup. Comment

Monday, Sept. 12, 2016

Walsh appointed Bangladesh’s bowling coach

Sports: West Indies fast bowling legend Jamaican Courtney Walsh has been appointed the new Bangladesh bowling coach. Comment

Friday, Sept. 9, 2016

US ROUT ST. VINCENT

Sports: Matt Besler got back to the U.S. team hotel after training on the eve of the United States’ World Cup qualifier at St. Vincent and the Grenadines when his cellphone came to life. Comment

Thursday, Sept. 8, 2016

Bolt gets lifetime Digicel contract

Jamaica: Telecommunications provider Digicel has given Jamaican sprint king Usain Bolt a lifetime a contract on the heels of his historic accomplishments at the recently concluded Rio Olympics in Brazil. Comment

UWI aids park probe

Sports: The University of the West Indies (UWI) Soil Science Department is assisting in the investigation regarding the recent abandonment of the fourth Test between West Indies and India at the Queen’s Park Oval, Port of Spain Trinidad. Comment

Windies set to play Pakistan

Sports: West Indies will play their first day-night Test against Pakistan in the United Araba States later this month. Comment

Friday, Sept. 2, 2016

Cricket sanction

Sports: The Queen’s Park Oval in Trinidad and Tobago could be sanctioned by the International Cricket Council (ICC) after its outfield was given a “poor’ rating by match referees. Comment

Windies win Twenty20 series

Sports: Rain caused West Indies to win its Twenty20 series (2-0) against India in Florida after the second game was abandoned just over half way through the match. Comment

Thursday, Sept. 1, 2016

REGGAE BOYZ ADVANCE

Sports: On Sunday, Aug. 28 at the Thomas Jefferson High School field, fans were treated to arguably the best two games of the season as Team Grenada battled Team Jamaica and Team Antigua and Barbuda and Team Guyana fought for the right to play the 2016 NY Caribbean Cup 25th anniversary final. Comment

Thursday, Aug. 25, 2016

ALL SET FOR SEMI-FINALS

Sports: Two great New York Caribbean Cup quarter final games were played at Thomas Jefferson High School field in Brooklyn on Sunday, Aug. 21. Comment

Bolt’s last Olympic sprint

Jamaica: Jamaica Prime Minister Andrew Holness has hailed the achievements of the country’s athletes at the Rio Olympics in Brazil last week. Comment

Monday, Aug. 22, 2016

Vincy PM demands apology for former Windies captain

Sports: St. Vincent and the Grenadines Prime Minister Dr. Ralph Gonsalves has called on the President of the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB), Dave Cameron and the Chairman of Selectors, Courtney Browne, to apologize for the shabby treatment meted out to former West Indies Twenty20 Captain Darren Sammy. Comment

Roberts condems Sammy’s firing

Sports: Former West Indies fast bowler Andy Roberts said the firing of Darren Sammy as captain of the Twenty20 team was on the basis of comments he made criticizing the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) after his side won a second Twenty20 World Cup title in India earlier this year. Comment

Thursday, Aug. 18, 2016

Team Grenada’s feat fills our country with pride

Grenada: The Tri-island State of Grenada, Carriacou and Petite Martinique which is usually identified by a dot on the map has gained significant momentum and created history by having two track blazers compete in the men’s 400-meter Olympic finals on Sunday, Aug. 14, 2016. Comment

Tuesday, Aug. 16, 2016

Jamaica mines gold in most diverse Olympics ever

Jamaica: The Rio Olympics opened on Aug. 5 but for Jamaicans the quadrennial games really started on Aug. 10, four days after the population celebrated the 54th anniversary of independence. That was the day their 63-member delegation of athletes headed south to Rio de Janeiro, Brazil to mine gold and other precious nuggets. Comment

Saturday, Aug. 13, 2016

Bolt statute to be erected

Jamaica: A statute of legendary Jamaican sprinter Usain Bolt has been built and is ready to be erected in the historic Falmouth Square (Water Square) in Trelawny, Jamaica. Comment

Thursday, Aug. 11, 2016

GRENADA WINS CUP

Sports: The inaugural New York Caribbean Cup President’s Trophy game ended prematurely when Team Haiti walked off the field following a penalty awarded to Team Grenada late in the game with the score tied at 1-1 on Sunday, Aug. 7. Comment

Tuesday, Aug. 9, 2016

Jamaica Tallawahs win CPL title

Sports: The Jamaica Tallawahs secured their second Caribbean Premier League (CPL) title when they defeated the Guyana Amazon Warriors at the Warner Park, St. Kitts on Sunday night. Comment

Monday, Aug. 8, 2016

West Indies, India draw Test match

Sports: West Indies which was facing defeat on the final day of the second Test against India at Sabina Park, Jamaica, escaped with an unlikely draw. Comment

Friday, Aug. 5, 2016

SOCCER PLAYOFFS

Sports: Early morning showers left puddles in spots on the field as the preliminary round of the New York Caribbean Cup soccer tournament came to an end at the Thomas Jefferson High School field last Sunday, July 31. Comment

Low morale affects West Indies squad

Sports: Head Coach of the West Indies Cricket team Phil Simmons apparently do not say much during the cricket game. He gives his ideas, expectations and shares his expertise before game time and at team meetings. West Indies Captain Jason Holder is left to be the motivator with little help from his Vice Captain Kraigg Brathwaite who appears to lack the necessary communication skills. Comment

Thursday, Aug. 4, 2016

Bringing the Caribbean beat to the Olympics

Music: Put your own spin on music! With the upcoming Rio 2016 Olympics, the Caribbean sound hopes to take a significant spotlight with the launch of a new Digicel digital platform designed to remix music, with some of the biggest Caribbean names as the face of the campaign. Comment

T&T Under-17 cricket champions

Sports: The Trinidad and Tobago team was crowned Under-17 cricket champion for the first time but the Windward Islands dominated the individual awards when the competition ended recently. Comment

Wednesday, Aug. 3, 2016

Jamaican cricketers win major awards

Sports: Two Jamaican cricketers walked away the major prizes at last week’s fourth West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) / West Indies Players’ Association (WIPA) Award Ceremony in Antigua. Comment

Thursday, July 28, 2016

SWEET VICTORY

Sports: With a soothing wind blowing across the park in a warm afternoon sun and the drums beating in rapid rhythms, you sensed this was going to be a memorable afternoon of New York Caribbean Cup soccer as all of last Sunday’s games had playoff implications. Comment

Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Aliyah Abrams to represent Guyana in Rio

Guyana: American Track and Field champion, Aliyah Abrams said she had qualified to represent Guyana at the upcoming Rio Olympics next month because of her Guyanese lineage. Both parents, Claudia and Denzel Abrams are Guyanese-born, and according to young Abrams, a many of her relatives are from the South American nation. Comment

Monday, July 25, 2016

Taylor joins St. Lucia Zouks

Sports: West Indies fast bowler Jerome Taylor has joined the St. Lucia Zouks squad for the remainder of the Hero Caribbean Premier League (CPL) campaign. Comment

Usain Bolt chosen for Rio

Jamaica: The Jamaican Olympic Association (JOA) said that despite an injury that kept sprint king Usain Bolt from the qualifying trials, he has been named on the Jamaica team in the 100xm races, 200xm and 4x100 meters races for the Rio Olympics next month. Comment

Russell misses dope tests, faces charges

Sports: Hearing of the disciplinary case against West Indies all-rounder Andre Russell for violating Jamaica Anti-Doping Commission (JADCO) whereabouts clause has been set for Sept. 19 and 20. Comment